Folk queen

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Isla Grant brings her gui­tar

I love per­form­ing be­cause it is what I have al­ways done and it is great to get a re­ac­tion from the au­di­ence when you sing live. Isla Grant

Scot­land’s leg­endary singer-song­writer Isla Grant re­turns to Aus­tralia with her new al­bum I’m a Sur­vivor.

Coun­try folk meets easy lis­ten­ing when her equally vo­cally gifted hus­band Al Grant and singer and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Glen Flynn join her on tour.

Grant said the re­ac­tion from the au­di­ence to her tour so far had been in­cred­i­ble.

“I love per­form­ing be­cause it is what I have al­ways done and it is great to get a re­ac­tion from the au­di­ence when you sing live,” she said.

“Hope­fully the au­di­ence hears their favourite songs, plus new ones and some that I haven’t even recorded yet.”

The in­flu­ence of Grant’s mu­si­cal up­bring­ing, in­clud­ing her father who was a piper, her singing mother, and fid­dle-play­ing grand­fa­ther, is a key rea­son she is a house­hold name in Ire­land.

Since 2000, Grant has been bring­ing her mean­ing­ful cat­a­logue of mu­sic, which she said was heav­ily in­spired by her fam­ily and ex­pe­ri­ences, to Aus­tralia.

“I am look­ing for­ward to meet­ing up with old friends and mak­ing new ones along the way,” she said.

Grant has re­leased 11 al­bums and cre­ated her own record la­bel in 2008, and prom­ises to cover all the great­est hits from over the years.

Tick­ets are avail­able to the Albany En­ter­tain­ment Centre con­cert on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 7.30pm from tick­etek.com.au for $69.

Shannon Smith Isla Grant will per­form along­side her hus­band Al Grant and Glen Flynn.

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